Glasgow Rangers of Scotland are close to completing a season-long loan deal for Liverpool midfielder, Ovie Ejaria, who is well known by The Gers’ new boss, Steven Gerrard from their time together in The Reds’ youth academy.
The 20-year old former Golden Eaglets invitee and England youth international made eight appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield side, but was sent out to spend part of the season on loan at Sunderland.
Ejaria had a solid but unspectacular loan spell at Sunderland in the second half of the 2017/18 season, though with the North East side getting relegated one imagines it was difficult for anyone to impress in that team.
There is a sense that perhaps his progression has stalled a bit at Anfield, so giving him first team football every week under a manager trusted by the club may be the best move to kick start his career.
The report also suggests that Rangers are interested in taking Liverpool’s Nigerian-born striker, Dominic Solanke to the club on loan.
Solanke has divided opinion somewhat this year, managing to put up very impressive stats in terms of expected goals and assists but struggling to finish his chances.
However, an observer noted: “While there is a temptation to give him regular first team football, it’s important to remember that the Scottish Premiership is a significant step down from the English Premier League.
“I personally would like to see him remain at Liverpool as a backup for Roberto Firmino, but if a loan move is sanctioned, a Premier League club would be a much better fit.
“There is a lot of hope among Liverpool supporters that Gerrard can be a success at Rangers, and as such the Ejaria move will be welcomed.
“It is important, though, that any loan moves are done on the basis of being the right fit for the player and Liverpool. Ejaria can do well in Scotland, but Solanke may be ready for a higher level right now.”